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Under The Influence [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued]

Status Quo Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (13 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: earMUSIC
  • ASIN: B004RJZA2I
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,642 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Twenty Wild Horses (Remastered) 5:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Under The Influence (Remastered) 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Round And Round (Remastered) 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Shine On (Remastered) 4:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Little White Lies (Remastered) 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Keep 'Em Coming (Remastered) 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Little Me And You (Remastered) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Making Waves (Remastered) 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Blessed Are The Meek (Remastered) 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Roll The Dice (Remastered) 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Not Fade Away (Remastered) 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Way It Goes (Remastered) 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sea Cruise (Remastered) 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I Knew The Bride (Remastered) 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Twenty Wild Horses (Live At The Nokia Night Of The Proms, Antwerp 1999) 4:530.99  Buy MP3 


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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For many Quo fans, Under the Influence is the album which marked a return to form for the band and a return to a 'rockier' sound after the best part of twenty years dabbling with a softer, poppier direction with keyboards to the fore and guitars less prominant. For the most part, I agree with this view but compared to the albums that follow it (Heavy Traffic, The Party Ain't Over Yet, In Search of the Fourth Chord and Quid Pro Quo), it does sound a little 'polite'.

For me, there are plenty of moments on Under the Influence that remind me why I loved Quo in the first place and although I don't like the album as much as Hello!, On the Level or even the latest album, Quid Pro Quo, it ranks among my top 10 favourite Quo albums. While there isn't any really any hard, pumping rock tracks akin to Roll Over lay Down or Backwater on this album (which would have improved it for me) there are certainly more tracks that rock like Quo can than there had been for some time. The title track and Making Waves rock along very nicely indeed, Shine On is a dark, moody, bluesy number and Keep Em Coming wouldn't have sounded out of place on some of the band's early/mid 70s releases. These are all (to me) very good Quo tracks if not excellent outright classics.

However, the main reason I like Under the Influence is its diveristy, one of the features of Quo's music that caused me to love the band in the first place. Although hard-rock and to some extent metal are my favourite rock-pop genres, I also very much enjoy pop, folk and country among others and Quo's output has always touched on these too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Status Quo - Under The Influence 11 Jan 2012
By Alan L
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Another excellent album from Quo. Some absolute gems on it and all i'll say is buy it and find out for yourself :-)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Under The Influence - Status Quo 12 July 2013
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I quite like this album as I never heard it before as I 'am a big fan of Status Quo for some years now. I bought it as a part of my cd collection. For any fan out there, go and order any status quo albums online on amazon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Status Quo 14 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A band who keep on going. Some say this is their best album, but to me it depends on what you like. So add it to your collection but for raw exitement also have one of live albums so you can sing along.

It will be sad when they have to stop one day.
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3.0 out of 5 stars under the influence of...the past? 3 Mar 2013
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Decent album,whilst not likely to trouble any of the classic 70's discs,this was a pointer to the excellent 'Heavy Traffic which would follow before the band reverted to lame watered down discs again

Excellent tracks such as the title track and 'Twenty Wild Horses' recall the Quo of old and Parfitt has a couple of decent tunes especially 'Shine On',the rest decent if untesting,background music rather than balls to the wall up front grab you by the throat rock.

If available cheap,this was, then its worth a punt,this is an EEC manufactured disc and includes a unlisted bonus track,a rerecorded version of 'Pictures of Matchstickmen',excellent it is to.
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